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  1. Please give iPad Pro users the option to deactivate drawing with the Apple pencil

    This issue I know is a repeat. But it is NOT resolved as Microsoft wants us to believe.

    I've had enough of Microsoft deciding to switch my pencil from "Select Objects" to "Draw" mode automatically. This is NOT how Word or any other Microsoft product should work.

    What are we, returning to caveman days when all we could do was draw? I think NOT..

    Fix it Microsoft. If I set the Apple Pencil to "Select Objects" then it should stay there until I CHOOSE to set to to "Draw" mode. Not when YOU THINK I want it to change.

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    • Looking forward to the equations editor in iPad Pro. It’s really what the students of engineering need.

      The tool of Myscript Math Sample are useful, but not perfect because the handwriting area are too small. We need a equation editor with surport of both handwriting and keyboard(better in Latex).

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      • Borders options

        We would like to insert borders in word for IPAD

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        • Allow headers and footers to be unhooked from style changes.

          For example, when I try to reformat a/the normal Style, the letterhead gets messed up. If I try and call the header a new Style, it gets messed up.

          It is normal to base a header on the Normal Style and then change it. I think that the problem is that I use tiny spaces to shift words and when I change the style, all the spaces get set to the size of the letters.

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          • Size and position of inserted photos/images.

            Ability to easily size and position of inserted photos/images rather than just by drag and drop. So the use of a dialogue box with size by typing or +/- nudge icons as well as ratio lock and other relevant options.

            2 votes
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            • 2 votes
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              • Word on iPhone should resume after unlock

                If I'm using Word, then the phone locks (manual or timeout) and unlocks (using Face ID) it always opens to the home screen instead of Word. I would like it to take me straight back to Word where I left off in the document I was working on.

                I have tried both enabling and disabling background refresh, makes no difference.

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                • Documents are being un-pinned from the top of the “Recent” list

                  I have several Word documents that I use regularly and so I have them pinned to the top of the “Recent” list.

                  Recently, probably since the update to version 2.19, these documents are being un-pinned from the list although I have not un-pinned them.

                  There seem to be two actions that cause this to happen.

                  1. Open one of the pinned documents then close it again, with or without saving changes.
                  2. Pin a different document to the top of the list.

                  This happens on both my iPad and my iPhone.

                  The same problem occurs with workbooks in Excel -…

                  2 votes
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                  • iPad Word App

                    I’d like more proofing symbols (tab and space marks) as well as ability to insert footnotes.

                    2 votes
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                    • Allow us to create our own customizable default “Blank page/template” with our own default font style, color, margins size etc

                      Allow us to create our own customizable default “Blank page/template”
                      with our own default font style, color, margins size etc. - which gets saved into the same area as all the other templates - so we don’t have to customize the current “Blank page/template” each and every time we start a new document. Just like changing the default “normal template.docx” in the full Word version.

                      Also please add shading of text (I don’t mean highlighting) + a toggle to permanently see the ruler and set it to in inches. Thank you for your help.

                      18 votes
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                      • Recover unsaved word documents in iPad

                        Pretty self explanitory.. one should be able to recover unsaved documents on an iPad in Word.

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                        • Recover unsaved word documents in iPad

                          Pretty self explanitory.. one should be able to recover unsaved documents on an iPad in Word.

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                          • The two finger swipe-around-on-the-screen gesture should move the cursor (like a mouse) on the iPad

                            A gesture already exists in other IOS software where you use two fingers to swipe-around-the-screen and move the cursor like a mouse. MS Word currently uses the two finger gesture to Zoom. Since I move the cursor more than I zoom in and out, I'd like to see this gesture repurposed for the mouse-like cursor movement.

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                            • Mail Merge for Word on iPad Pro

                              I purchased an iPad Pro to upgrade from my old MacBook Pro, BUT there is no mail merge in word for the iPad. This is a disaster as I am unable to print any certificates. I am going to have to return the iPad for a refund and cancel my Office 365

                              14 votes
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                              • An option for editing tables like deleting table lines

                                Would like to edit tables by deleting table lines, also an option to distribute tables would be awesome

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                                • UNDO reliability and behavior

                                  On iPad Pro there are two UNDO icons; one on the on-screen keypad and one on the Word menu.
                                  First: It is often that UNDO does nothing at all.
                                  Second: It is often the UNDO does not perform the undo on the current line being edited, but instead mysteriously jumps to the end of a line or paragraph where I last pasted some text... and begins to undue the characters from the end of the pasted texts. (Why would that even happen?)
                                  Please fix the reliability and behavior of UNDO

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                                  • Open and save files on personal NAS

                                    Would be great if we could add our own personal NAS to 'Places' so we are not tied to using third party cloud storage providers.

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                                        • Retain formatting when pasting into other apps

                                          We've noticed that the Word iOS app doesn't seem to copy the formatting when we paste it into other apps it loses the formatting. This causes friction as the user needs to then change all the formatting within the app to match what was in Word.

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